Average White Band - A Star In The Ghetto Lyrics




Broadway, you never shine a light on me
I may never live to see my name in lights on a Carnegie Hall marquee
Oh, but that's alright; Lord, that's alright with me
I'm as happy, happy as a man can be

Folks in New York may never know my name
I may not win that music Hall of Fame. (Music Hall of Fame)
Gonna keep on singing my song just the same
If I don't make it there, I won't be ashamed

'Cause I'm a star in the ghetto (I'm a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway, that'll be OK (Keep on shining)
I don't care what the folks up there in New York...
(I'm a star in the ghetto)... got to say, oh no (Oh no)

Hollywood, (Hollywood) Hollywood will never be my style
But I know I'm good, oh yeah, not just alright
City lights, city lights (city lights) may never shine for me
I may never make it to the top, no, win myself a Grammy

Folks in New York may never know my name
I may not win that music Hall of Fame (Music Hall of Fame)
But I'm gonna keep on singing my song, whew baby, just the same
If I never make it there I won't feel ashamed

'Cause I'm a star in the ghetto (I'm a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway, sugar, that'll be OK (Keep on shining)
I don't care what the folks up there in New York...
(I'm a star in the ghetto)... what they got to say, oh no (Oh no)

Think I'm gonna make it funky
Feel like getting down, y'all
Think I wanna make it funky
Feel like getting down, yeah

Blow your horn
Yeah, it's alright
Well, go blow your horn
They say it's alright
Feel the music
Feel the music

I'm a star in the ghetto (I'm a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway, that'll be OK (Keep on shining)
I don't care what the folks up there in New York...
(I'm a star in the ghetto)... I don't care what they got to say Aww nah
I'm a star in the ghetto (I'm a star in the ghetto)
If I never make Broadway, sugar, that'll be OK (Keep on shining)
I don't care what the folks in Hollywood got to say
(I'm a star in the ghetto) I don't care anyway, aww no
I'm star (I'm a star in the ghetto) and I'm shining, and I'm shining
I'm a star (I'm a star in the ghetto) Yes, I am, yeah, yeah
(Keep on shining) I'm a star in the ghetto
If I never make Broadway, that'll be OK
If I never make it to Broadway...
(Keep on shining, keep on shining)... said that will be OK
People in New York City, ah, they don't bother me...
(Keep on shining, keep on shining)... not at all, not at all
I'm gonna make it the top (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
Among the distant stars, alright (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
Sugar, it's alright
I'm a star in the ghetto (Keep on shining, keep on shining)
I'm a star in the ghetto





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Average White Band A Star In The Ghetto Comments
  1. Liberace Murphy

    The baddest white boys ever!

  2. 666 WANAYE 666

    !!! SHALOM PURE SOUL SHALOM !!!

  3. Edwin Mackell

    Ben and Awb did this up

  4. Agustin Zaga

    La mejor versión. Gracias por compartir.

  5. William Jackson

    N.W.A....REN IS A VILLAIN AND YOUR JUST A HOSTAGE...THANK U A.W.B

  6. Mark Naylor

    AWB 1st concert I ever saw at hammersmith odeon back in the day (around 1976)still got all the AWB vinyl , great times

  7. Joshua Tall

    If it ain't ruff it ain't me!! Nwa 4ever!!

  8. Joshua Tall

    If it ain't tough it ain't me !! Nwa 4ever!!!

  9. Kelli Elaine

    I DON'T DO IT FOR THE LIKES......
    NOT TRYING TO BE A STAR IN THE GHETTO...........

    I wonder a lot, why if there is information to be given that is of the utmost importance, life saving, life changing, why is it for sell. Let me tell you, people contemplating suicide, fighting addictions, being abused and misused or just going through life's hard times, don't sit somewhere thinking.....oh, I wonder if Barnes and Noble has a book about that........more often than not, they don't, they won't, BUT what they may do, is get on social media, while getting "lifted" looking at that bottle of pills or loading the bullets into a gun. I don't want to ask someone to pay for words that God has given me for free, Jesus has paid the price with His life, I have paid for the knowledge with my experiences. I want to plant the seed that you, you or you may need! IF THERE IS NO ONE IN YOUR LIFE THAT'S AN INSPIRATION, WHY DON'T YOU ASPIRE TO INSPIRE..............

    LOVE. ALWAYS.
    K.

  10. Eduardo Guzman

    Riverside drive song from Barstow, and I'm cruising with Ed and Winny, big dog's of Kennedy High school. 😎😎

  11. Celebratingdadat90

    Still love these guys in 2018! This, along with Cloudy, is a favorite

  12. Allan Allan

    Si ce n'est pas un défouraillement je veux bien devenir prête !

  13. Cris Aderson

    Imma star in so CENTRAL LA

  14. Joey Brooks

    M.C. Ren dropped lyrics on this in 1988!!!

  15. Stevon Jop

    THAT SAX IS ON TIME!!

    Vaughn Miller

    I believe that's Roger, he's so underrated.

  16. Juan Reyes

    Master Congero Ray Barretto RIP*

  17. Hylan Smith

    Yes Sir Buddy, this some song is all many of us can relate to. A Star In The Ghetto, This was always was my closing my closing as a DJ to my Hy-Star Disco Club in Bimini Bahamas!!!! 621 on the waterfront, downtown facing the rising sun!!!!

  18. Annette B

    YESS! 💋

  19. Ronnie Burton

    Hamish had the soulful voice

    TailoredTesting Prep

    You just HAVE TO LOVE a man with the name Hamish AND a SOULFUL VOICE.

    Darhyl Lacy

    True, Luther is actually singing background on this album

  20. sawgunna01 zerowun

    MC REN WENT OFF ON THIS SAMPLE!!! REN IS THE VILLIAN AND YOUR JUST A HOSTAGE!

  21. rohli estrada

    How I wished that James Brown remade a version of this song. It would of added a deeper soul in it.

    Stevie Wayne

    Bull Shit

    Vaughn Miller

    JB was soul brother #1.. This one works for me after all, I'm just a star in the ghetto.

    Darhyl Lacy

    James would have added a rawness that wasnt needed. James in 77 could have used a hit though.

  22. Christopher Alexander

    very first blow job this was playing

    Ronnie Burton

    Christopher Alexander stop lying.

    tmat 2019

    Saying shit in an attempt to get likes. :(

  23. Prince Mitchell

    Another from that brother Prince Phillip Mitchell

    noah tibbs

    prince phillip mitchel is my favorite!

  24. Andrew H

    Average White Band are funky as hell!!!

  25. Shaina Joanae

    Shan Phillips was a star in the ghetto love you daddy thanks for the music 😘😇

  26. Ivor Curtis

    The standout track from one of my all-time favourite albums.

    Chermaine Bigby

    Ivor Curtis I've never heard this whole album but ima check it out

  27. Sylvine B

    WOW! 💖💋

  28. don ford

    did the black guys ever sing lead

    Vaughn Miller

    BEN E KING, the guy bottom front of album cover.

  29. East london A.M.W

    With out a doubt the best band too come out ov the uk along with loose ends classic music just timeless...

  30. Lydia Guy

    they sound so smooth

    William Hori

    Lydia Guy ,2KOOL AWB,& BENNY,SHINE ON 4EVR DUDES ,MUCH LUV DOWN IN NZ KIA ORA

  31. Lydia Guy

    those cats is putting it down

  32. Nicholas Lopez

    Great song!

  33. Andy McNeill

    If it ain't Ruff.... NWA baby!!!!

    Prince Mitchell

    NWA sampled This!!!

    Bobbie Westmoreland

    Prince Mitchell I like the original

  34. Stephen Gomes

    RIP Benny E King, classic and soulful voice, will be missed.

  35. C.J. McELEAVY

    ...remembering a real star in our presence,whose light will shine forever.

    Robert Oetojo

    star in the Ghetto never made it on Broadway...

  36. Celebratingdadat90

    Wow!! This is fabulous! A classic, real music, depth, heart and SOUL!!  
    AWB was in Charleston a few months ago and I really regret missing them:(

  37. King Hussein

    Super rare,thanks a million for postin